Voted the European City of Sport 2012 there are a large number of properties of all types available for sale in Preston apart from brand new homes. The rental market also has properties available to rent across all housing types, with flats and apartments providing the highest numbers of rental properties. This is partly due to the redevelopment of the docks area with new flats and luxury apartments. Garstang is a key neighbourhood within Preston where 3 bedroom properties can be rented for as little as £600 pcm and bought for around £320,000, these prices are consistent with other neighbourhoods in Preston such as Kirkham.
With a population of approx 140,000 Preston was only given its city status is 2002 and has excellent transport links with Lancashire and the wider UK transport network. Deepdale Retail Park is a key shopping attraction to the area and the growth of Preston University is another sign of the expansion of key landmarks in the city. This growth is set to continue with the population of Preston projected to rise by 19% up to 2035.